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Old 10-06-2006, 11:35 AM
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Trim Hole Welding

Iam going to begin welding the trim holes on the Rat Project.. I have read all of the posts in regard to tips and tricks. I have an old cooper hammer to back the holes while welding but there are those tight space holes that the hammer head just can't reach. I have various size scraps of round solid brass stock that could fit these tight spots but a few of the threads warned against using brass to weld the holes.... WHY? I appreciate any additional information...

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Maybe the brass deal has something to do with brazing the holes..For those holes you can't get the hammer into take a piece of copper pipe and hammer it flat and wedge it in there is what I would do..you can use that piece of pipe over and over..

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I use a penny or a piece of copper water pipe. Depending on what fits.

Why not use a small piece of sheetmetal, if it will be hidden??
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Iam going to begin welding the trim holes on the Rat Project.. I have read all of the posts in regard to tips and tricks. I have an old cooper hammer to back the holes while welding but there are those tight space holes that the hammer head just can't reach. I have various size scraps of round solid brass stock that could fit these tight spots but a few of the threads warned against using brass to weld the holes.... WHY? I appreciate any additional information...
BRASS WILL MELT. COPPER WILL NOT PLUS YOUR WELD WILL NOT STICK TO IT. YOU NEED TO WELD FROM THE INSIDE WITH THE COPPER ON THE OUTSIDE. THIS WILL GIVE YOU A SMOTH FINISH SO YOU HAVE ALMOST NO FILLING OR SANDING.
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Yeah don't use brass.I got some copper from home depot.Cost me about $1.50 and I was good to go.
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I use aluminum as a backup also. I know it works with mig and tig.

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